More Cool Stuff Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Education Kim Kenne Elected President of the Pasadena Unified Board of Education Article and Photo courtesy of PUSD Published on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 2:03 pm Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Community News Kimberly Kenne was elected president of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education, Roy Boulghourjian was elected vice president and Larry Torres was elected clerk at the board’s annual organizational meeting May 2, 2016.“I’m honored to serve the students, families, community and staff in the role of board president and to work with my fellow board members and our superintendent to increase transparency, develop shared leadership with our families and staff and continue to build community trust in PUSD,” said Board President Kenne.Ms. Kenne was originally elected to the Board in 2011 and re-elected in 2013 to represent District 1. She has been actively involved as a parent leader at the school site, district, and state levels since her children started kindergarten at Burbank Elementary. A systems integration expert by profession, Ms. Kenne combines her passion for genuine parent engagement in education with a commitment to compliance with state and federal law when it comes to spending public dollars. She lives in Altadena.Following the election of Kenne as board president, Mr. Boulghourjian was elected vice president and Mr. Torres was elected clerk.Mr. Boulghourjian was elected to the Board of Education in 2015 and represents District 2. He served as Board clerk in the last year. A 30-year resident of Pasadena, he is a professor and Department Chair at Mt. Sierra College in Monrovia, California. He has served as a Board member on the Pasadena Educational Foundation and the Measure TT Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee.Mr. Torres was also elected to the Board in 2015 and represents District 6. A National Board Certified Teacher, Mr. Torres grew up in nearby Eagle Rock before moving east to attend college. Mr. Torres has served on school site councils at Sierra Madre Elementary School, Sierra Madre Middle School and Pasadena High School since 1999. He lives in Sierra Madre.“I am excited to work with President Kenne and the Board to continue to move the district’s strategic directives forward,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald.Stay connected to the Pasadena Unified School District! Visit us online at www.pusd.us; follow us on Twitter @PasadenaUnified, www.twitter.com/PasadenaUnified; like PUSD on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PasadenaUnifiedSchoolDistrict; text PUSD to 888777; and subscribe to PUSD’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/klrnpasadena. Or call the Communications Office, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 396-3606.“Our Children. Learning Today. Leading Tomorrow.” faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Evansville Newspaper Can’t Claim Tax Deduction For Out-Of-Date Printing Press written by Olivia Covington for IndianaLawyer.com June 6, 2017A southern Indiana newspaper company cannot claim an “abnormal obsolescence” tax deduction for its purchase of a now-outdated printing press after a special tax court judge found the media company did not establish a prima facie case.In 1989, Evansville Courier Co. Inc., purchased a 12-position flexographic printer which, at that time, was expected to become the most common method of printing newspapers. However, the popularity of flexographic printing faded within a few months and has now diminished to the point where Evansville Courier can no longer buy parts for the press from the manufacturer.Therefore, when Evansville filed its 2011, 2013 and 2014 tax returns, it included a separate schedule applying an abnormal obsolescence deduction on the printing press and its related equipment, requesting roughly $650,000 in 2011, $3.5 million in 2013 and $5.1 million in 2014.The Vanderburgh County assessor disallowed the deduction each of the three years, and Evansville Courier sought review with the Indiana Board of Tax Review, asking that its property be valued at $7.4 million, $5 million and $2.5 million for each of the three respective years. At a hearing before the board, Evansville Courier submitted appraisals that used the market approach to value the amount of abnormal obsolescence at $4.3 million, $4.44 million and $4.47 million, respectively.The board ultimately denied Evansville Courier’s abnormal obsolescence petitions in September 2016, finding the company “failed to point to a single, specific, non-recurring triggering event” to justify abnormal obsolescence. Additionally, the board said the press is still operable and is expected to have five more years of useful life.On appeal in Evansville Courier Company, Inc. v. Vanderburgh County Assessor, 02T10-1611-TA-55, the media company argued the board had erred by admitting into evidence a document submitted by the county that was not presented to Evansville Courier five days prior, as required under 52 Indiana Administrative Code 2-7-1(b)(1). The board had allowed the admittance of the evidence, which was a document challenging Evansville Courier’s appraisal, finding it was rebuttal evidence that “was specifically offered to challenge the validity of the Petitioner’s appraisals.”However, Special Tax Court Judge John Baker wrote in a Monday opinion that “the nondisclosure of a rebuttal witness is excused only when that witness was unknown and unanticipated… .”“Here, the County was well aware of the nature of (the appraiser’s) testimony and arrived at the hearing armed with evidence to rebut that testimony,” Baker wrote. “The exhibit in question was dated January 20, 2016, and the hearing occurred on January 26, 2016, meaning that this exhibit was known, anticipated, and actually available to be disclosed to Evansville Courier within the requisite timeline.”Thus, the admission of the evidence was erroneous. However, at the time of the assessed valuations, the press was still capable of “performing the function for which it was acquired,” Baker said, and the decline of the newspaper industry cannot be considered “nonrecurring” for purposes of abnormal obsolescence code. Instead, the judge described the change in newspapers has been gradual and was not precipitated by one single event.Thus, despite the error in evidence admission, the board did not err in denying Evansville Courier’s abnormal obsolescence petitions, Baker said.
High streets have been hit hardest by March’s cold weather as footfall declined 7% in comparison to last year’s figure, it has been revealed. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard’s Footfall Monitor highlighted a 5.2% drop in overall retail footfall last month, compared to March 2012, while out-of-town locations and shopping centres also saw a decline in figures of 4.2% and 2.4% respectively.Helen Dickinson, director general of the BRC, said: “The prolonged cold was the main culprit for deterring shoppers, especially compared against the far milder March of 2012. Although footfall did pick up around the Easter weekend, it couldn’t fully compensate for a weak showing across the month as a whole.“High streets were hit the hardest by the cold snap, as many of us favoured shopping under shelter rather than braving the elements. In February, high streets had been the stand-out performer, but March saw footfall growth slumping back to subzero territory – high streets’ worst result since July 2012.”Diane Wehrle, retail insights director at Springboard, said: “Despite high streets seeing a strong performance in February, predictably the bad weather, plus the Budget and media attention given to the reform to the benefit system have hit consumer confidence.“High street footfall dropped, with just one in five towns recording positive results. Moreover, the average increase among towns in which footfall did increase was just 6.9% compared with an average decline of 11.4% amongst those high streets whose footfall fell from March last year.”She added that the final week of the month yielded some positive results, as retail park footfall rose 7.9% against the previous week, attributing it to shoppers taking advantage of the long Easter Bank Holiday to visit DIY out-of-town outlets.